Color Background on CPR

Well, I was going to stick with a single color background and try to never change it and trying to suit the background color to the greater feasibility to read the color of the print (which cannot be adapted or changed, as people probably already know), I was noticing that this is difficult to do without choosing a darker cast. (I’m on a freebie site; $4 pays for a lot of little dreams I might have, not this one I can do on my own. Anyhoo.) So I decided that medium taupe was practical but a little too drab without more refinements in exact coloring (I saw the palette, but the palette always falls short of defining a tone within a sub-group of colors, so you’re stuck with just another exhibitionist color.) So I used a dark palette violet and it matches with my little pig, who was eaten to day on my page posts, but it would be hypocritical to deny it. So in his honor and because I thought it made the best font read alongside of being less drab (the other alternative was vibrant mustard yellow), I changed it. I might change it to vibrant mustard yellow down the road sometime, but not so far as I know now.


Gluten Free Black Russian Bread (Bread Machine)

Simply Cornish

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I really enjoy dark breads and found this recipe to be just perfect.  I made a corned beef this week, and this made the best corned beef sandwiches.  It was pretty tasty toasted with jam too.  My husband, Rick,  liked it toasted with peanut butter warm right out of the bread maker. (It sliced well being warm.)  I have been attempting to try out a new gluten free recipe each week, this being for last week.  I purchased a donut pan this week at 40% off at Michael’s so will attempt making some gluten free cinnamon donuts for my hubby.  He really misses his donuts with coffee!

Wet Ingredients:
3 large eggs
1 tsp. cider vinegar
3 tbs. oil
2 tbs. dark molasses
1 1/2 c. water

Dry Ingredients:
2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. potato starch flour
1/2 c. tapioca flour
1 tbs. xanthan gum
3 tbs. dark…

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Cottage Pie – Kirkley Crossing

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Cottage Pie – Kirkley Crossing

Cottage Pie is made with ground beef. Shepard’s pie is made with lamb. I love lamb, but it is expensive and hard to find so I make Cottage pie instead. This is Gordon Ramsay’s recipe (or close to it, he has never written it down). I watched his video several times and tried to duplicate it as closely as possible. He used lamb of course. Made it last night and it was really good. I let the chicken stock cook down a little too much and I thought the meat was a bit dry, so don’t let that happen to you.


1 pound ground beef, 80 / 20
3 medium russet potato, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, grated
1 large carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely grated
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 glass red wine
1 cup chicken stock
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted softened butter
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside covered.

3. In a 10 inch cast iron pan, brown the ground beef and drain off the fat.

4. Add grated carrot, grated onion, grated garlic, salt and pepper and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Add tomato paste, fresh thyme, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine. Cook until wine is reduced.

6. Add chicken stock and cook until chicken stock is reduced by half. Add salt and pepper and taste for seasoning. Remove from heat.

7. Prepare mashed potatoes. Rewarm potatoes in their still covered pot to insure they are dry. In a bowl combine, warmed potatoes, egg yolks, butter, salt and pepper. Mix with a hand mixer.

8. Add cheeses and mix some more until smooth.

9. Spread meat mixture evenly across the bottom of the cast iron pan. Top with mashed potato mixture and spread mashed potatoes across the top.

10. Prick potatoes with a fork to make little peaks. This aids in the browning process.

11. Pop into the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove and let rest for a few minutes before serving.


Jerk Chicken Skewers


Jerk Chicken- Probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Caribbean or Jamaican  food. Jerk chicken is made from a jerk spice marinade in which the primary ingredient is the extremely hot wear-gloves-while-you-cut-them scotch bonnet peppers, along with a host of other ingredients. Scotch Bonnet peppers are used in most of the dishes from the Caribbean. The jerk style of cooking, where the meat is marinated in the aforementioned marinade and then grilled over an oven or slow roasted is the key to a great recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t have access  to many of the ingredients to make the marinade,let alone the outside grill/roast over charcoal method of cooking. So, I used a ready made jerk seasoning/marinade which comes in a jar (Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning) and has great flavor and reviews as well. This recipe uses that marinade along with some staple ingredients…

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Brown Butter Toffee-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies with Chocolate Chunks


What’s not to love in this cookie? The browned butter adds a great depth of flavor to the cookie and the peanut butter chips gives a hint of peanut butter flavor without dominating. I used a dark brown sugar for these cookies that have a stronger flavor which really works well with the caramelized butter. For the chocolate, I selected Guittard semi-sweet baking wafers which have a great way of melting perfectly and are just delicious with the toffee. Another hint for great cookies is to use the airbaked insulated baking sheets. I find them highly effective and helpful in producing an evenly baked cookie.

Yield: about 20 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups flour (I love Bob’s Red Mill pastry flour)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

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Cowboy Cookies


I have a couple of versions of these cookies and they are a great mixture of lots of different ingredients. You can substitute your favorite chips, change the kind of nuts that you prefer to accommodate your personal preference. I think that pulsing the oatmeal improves the texture of the cookies to make an oatmeal flour while preserving great texture. I love to make a huge batch of these cookies, as they freeze really well and are perfect for sharing. It’s a fabulous mixture of flavors and a great ay to spread the baking love!❤️


  • 3 1/4 cups flour ( I love bob’s redmill pastry flour)
  • 3 cups extra thick oats
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2…

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Online Hogwarts Courses | Hogwarts is Here

On another similar note, to that below, I also found in that search, Hogwarts’ Academy. Though I am not learned in Hogwarts (because I am not a fan of their antics and they never even wrote a story for persons like me, who enjoy sorcery and shamanism, but who have not interest in antics), I know that there are so many persons who have wished to have attended the prestigious preparatory school as a child. It seems to be reaching out to the universe, looking for its people.

I’m rather upset however, that, I may be unleashing new evil upon the face of the earth and that all this coursework will only bring more doom to the planet. But, believing that all learning has to be good fun, I can assume that it probably won’t.

I’m sorry for my negligence then, I barely studied the pages myself to report this great finding in to my blog page as a feature. I hope someone might enjoy what looks like it could be a fun website … for the interested.

Online Hogwarts Courses | Hogwarts is Here

Study Runes!

As I am working on stories which are constantly referring the fate of the characters by rune stones — I am not writing the fiction of it, I am reporting the past fictions of other writers, as a writer myself — I am intrigued to know so little of rune stones and their importance in communicating spiritual values and language to hungry wanderers on earth and in story. So, I googled the phrase, “study runes online” and I came up with interesting resources. Here below are two online courses in rune stones and the third part includes very beautiful Celtic-like instrumental songs. All three recommend study resources.

I thought this was an interesting diversion to make known!

Rune Journeys

Gnostic Teachings

Rune Secrets

Heirloom Recipes That Take You Back – BettyCrocker.com

This group is a combination of sweet recipes and not sweet recipes. Also do not want to miss an excellent list. (The Betty Crocker Pot Pie should prove tried and true, but honestly, I think the Chicken Pot Pie recipe from Eat Simple Food, farther down my page today, is much more sustaining.

Beef Bourguignon for Two

Heirloom Recipes That Take You Back – BettyCrocker.com